More Places Should Do What Alaska Did to Its Elections
NYU legal scholar Dr. Richard Pildes writes for The New York Times on the significance of Alaska’s Final-Four reform and how this policy can inspire other states with direct-democracy options.
“This reform aims to increase the likelihood that candidates with the broadest appeal to voters, rather than more factional candidates, will win the election. In a traditional primary, in which many candidates can split the vote, factional candidates can prevail by drawing, say, just 25 percent of the vote. Because factional candidates often hold more extreme views, this reality helps fuel dysfunction in American politics.”
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